Nintendo: There's not that many scary villains left! Let's see... You could do some StarTropics enemies. Maxie left an imprint on me as a kid, personally. Then there's the weird, WEIRD Bonehead, which I may draw this year for my own Halloween project. The Waterwraith from Pikmin 2 was also quite frightening. Capcom: I'm going to suggest some non-traditional characters for Capcom. I think Viola Cadaverini from Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations would be a fantastic addition to Nintober, myself. She's quite disturbing. Secondly, consider Lord Riptor from Darkstalkers! Square-Enix: Lavos from Chrono Trigger remains one of my more memorable final boss encounters, and it's a little weird and creepy, too. For the second, I'd like to suggest Pumpkinhead from Ogre Battle. A little more adorable looking than most, but these things are monsters on the battleground. Konami: Dracula's great, but I'd vouch for a Silent Hill 2-style Nurse over Pyramid Head, personally. Namco: My knowledge of Namco is more limited, so I'll concur with the Pac Man ghosts and leave it at that. Sega: A Skies of Arcadia suggestion! (surprise) I'd love to see Alania (see here). As for a second, Hydra from Shinobi III is quite nasty (boss of the third stage). See end of this clip:
It doesn't have to be a final boss, just creepy monsters/villains. I know most of them ARE final bosses this year, but that's just because there's been a surprising number of games this year with suitable final bosses.
Basically, rather than piggybacking on Nintober 2008 to fill out some of the gaps, I'm going to update the 2008 Nintober entries now, put them in the (also-updated) template, change the numbering so they're all sequential, and then kick off from there this October.
The 2011 entries are already in the new template and I'm about halfway through the 2008 entries already.
I just want to clarify that the Woman in Black I mentioned earlier, is a Nintendo character, not a Tecmo character. Spirit Camera is a spin off of Fatal Frame, but Nintendo is owner of the Spirit Camera IP. If you consider her, I can get you better pictures of her since Spirit Camera has a screenshot function.
With less than a month until Nintober begins, I have been working away on a few things in preparation.
My plan all along was for the Nintober template to resemble the Smash Bros. trophy pages. Sadly, I ran out of time last year to do a new one before Nintober had started.
Anyway I went back through all my old files and updated them all to a new template. Clearly based on Brawl's trophy pages, and with three spaces for past games, where relevant.
You may also notice the numbering is different. Last year's finale isn't 031., but 042. WTF? Well, all is explained:
Nintober spawned from a 2008 project called Nintobervilltch. The plan was for one Nintendo villain sketch a day for the last 16 days of October, but I ended up only doing 11. They were just sketches, some were unfinished, some were just rough, there were no descriptions, and they were just villains rather than scary monsters...
I was planning to allow the 2008 villains to be nominated for this year's, but then I had a change of heart. I decided to give the 2008 entries their rightful place at the head of Nintober, and overhaul them all. Some don't really fit the overall monster theme, but I decided against cutting any out.
After removing the spaces allocated to the 2008 entries, I needed some more Nintendo villains. I then decided to drop having two 5-day Guest Weeks in favour of one full Guest Week, then fill the rest of the spaces.
I made a few further changes based on suggestions and characters who didn't quite make it last year. The schedule, as it stands, is as follows:
01/10 Dry Bowser (New Super Mario Bros.) 02/10 Shuppet & Banette (Pokemon: Ruby/Sapphire) 03/10 Magolor (Kirby’s Return to Dream Land) 04/10 Aparoid Pigma (Star Fox Assault) 05/10 King Boo (Luigi’s Mansion) 06/10 Cactus King (Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat) 07/10 Ganondorf & Ganon (The Legend of Zelda Series)
GUEST WEEK 08/10 Dracula (Castlevania [Konami]) 09/10 Blinky, Pinky, Inky & Clyde (Pac-Man [Namco]) 10/10 Astaroth (Ghosts ‘n Goblins [Capcom]) 11/10 Kefka (Final Fantasy VI [Square-Enix]) 12/10 Mother (House of the Dead: Overkill [Sega]) 13/10 Nemesis T-Type (Resident Evil [Capcom]) 14/10 Pyramid Head (Silent Hill [Konami])
15/10 Omega Metroid (Metroid II: Return of Samus) 16/10 Duskull, Dusclops & Dusknoir (Pokemon Series) 17/10 Great Reaper (Kid Icarus: Uprising) 18/10 Black Shadow (F-Zero X) 19/10 Marx Soul (Kirby Super Star Ultra) 20/10 Mimi (Super Paper Mario) 21/10 Woman in Black (Spirit Camera) 22/10 Zanza (Xenoblade) 23/10 Gimle (Fire Emblem: Awakening) 24/10 Zeron (Pandora’s Tower) 25/10 Dark Lord (StreetPass Quest II) 26/10 Necrodeus (Kirby: Mass Attack) 27/10 Giratina (Pokemon Diamond/Pearl) 28/10 Phantoon (Super Metroid) 29/10 Hades (Kid Icarus: Uprising) 30/10 Demise (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword) 31/10 FINALE!
On top of all this, I need help with a few things: 1. I want to do live feeds of drawing, which requires my desktop to be recorded and uploaded to somewhere. Is there a relatively inexpensive way of doing this? On a Mac? 2. If anyone can track down some decent full-body official art or screenshots of Aparoid Pigma, Mother (HotD:O), Zanza (Xenoblade), Woman in Black (Spirit Camera) or Gimle (Fire Emblem), I am having trouble finding these.
Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 3, 2012 13:44:26 GMT -5
Glad to see my House of the Dead suggestion there, but I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed that the Vortex Queen didn't make it. Ecco the Dolphin may not be a horror game, per se, but any kid who played it back in the day will tell you that it scared the carp out of them! (Especially if they stumbled upon the infamous "Q" code.)
Fire Emblem 13 story spoiler: -->Gimlé refers to either the huge horned evil dragon you see in the opening movie, or an evil version of Reflet (My Unit) possessed by Gimlé from the apocalypstic alternate-world future where the main timeline's heroes fell. Almost all of the fanart you can find of Gimlé are of the latter (possessed Reflet). <-- End spoiler.
And there is no official still artwork of Gimlé that I know of. -->Your best best for Gimlé's dragon form is from the game's cutscenes, and since My Unit is customizable, there is no artwork of their possessed form. They look identital to My Unit in the game, but with a purplish dark aura around their 3D model. As for the said cutscenes I mentioned: Opening: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx7GaUMy_nk 1:37-ish Final Chapter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm39f5oEQSA Near the beginning Possessed My Unit is much easier to find - just search on Pixiv: www.pixiv.net/tags.php?tag=%E3%82%AE%E3%83%A0%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BC <-- (obviously, do not visit linked pages if you want to avoid spoilers) ...So there you go. Also, this is considered spoiler (the mention of Gimlé's true identity, that is; apearance is fine if it's in the opening anyway, I guess) for a game largely unreleased in the West (save for those who import), so take extra caution if you want to avoid spoiling for your readers.
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Haha, yeah, still have it hooked up and use it occasionally. Was playing some Fatal Frame 5 recently in anticipation of Mask of the Lunar Eclipse.
Feb 4, 2023 9:42:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sometimes, I wonder if Nintendo deliberately leaks things like Tears of the Kingdom's price increase so that the "shock" and backlash doesn't overshadow the proper reveal of the game later.
Feb 8, 2023 9:27:08 GMT -5